Maserati Recalls Nearly 1,800 GranTurismos for Possible Brake-Light Failure

Maserati is recalling almost 1,800 of its 2008-10 GranTurismo coupes and convertibles for what it calls a “deviation” in the manufacture of taillight assemblies. The assemblies’ bulbs, including those in the brake lights, may fail, the automaker informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday.

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Honda Tells Dealers Not to Sell Used Models Until Air Bag Is Fixed

Honda has told its dealers not to sell some used models until they carry out a recall to fix an air bag defect the automaker has linked to 18 injuries and two deaths.

The problem is that the driver’s side air bag may deploy so forcefully that it sends metal shards into the driver. Under federal regulations an automaker must stop its dealers from selling new cars before carrying out a recall. However, there is no such requirement for used cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Investigation Into Saturn Aura Transmission Flaws Is Broadened

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has intensified an investigation into whether there was a defect in the Saturn Aura sedan that would allow its automatic transmission to be in gear when the gear selector indicated Park.

The safety agency began an investigation last May, which covered about 44,000 Auras from the 2007 model year.
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36,000 Mini Cooper S Models Investigated for Fire Hazard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether reports of engine fires constitute a problem requiring the recall of 36,000 Mini Cooper S models from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The Cooper S models are all powered by the brand’s 1.6-liter turbocharged engine.
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Nearly 250,000 Ram Pickups Recalled for Steering Flaw

Chrysler is recalling almost 243,000 of its Ram pickup trucks because there could be a “loss of directional stability,” the automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall covers the 2008 Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4×4 as well as the 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty models from the 2003–11 model years. Most of the affected pickups, about 168,000, are from the 2008–11 model years.
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